Konzentrationslager Dachau. Geschildert von Dachauer Häftlingen - Concentration camp Dachau. Described by Dachau prisoners - Early testimonies of former prisoners of Dachau concentration camp - Rare booklet published immediately after the war, Published by Stern Vienna, 1945 - First edition. Accompanied by harsh to view photos from Dachau. At the opening of the booklet is an original photo of a prisoner tortured to death in Dachau (described by handwriting on back). German.
Detailed testimonies documenting the systematic way the Nazis carried out their horrors at Dachau camp. The testimonies were taken from several prisoners who were in the camp a long time, and immediately after the war provided detailed information about what happened there. From the torture they underwent already on the way to the camp, the humiliation and torture upon arriving at the camp (every prisoner who arrived at Dachau was required to be photographed while sitting on a chair under which a five cm long needle was inserted, the moment the prisoner jumped up in panic from the intense pain he was slapped for getting up without permission), replacing personal clothes with prisoner uniforms and haircuts. The prisoners describe in detail what happened in the 32 blocks of the camp - the terrible overcrowding which only intensified over time, the exhausting daily routine of a Dachau prisoner from the meager rushed breakfast, the awful roll-calls in freezing cold with daily torture and executions, as well as detailed descriptions of forced labor under daily torture. Described is how the first Dachau prisoners were forced to build the camp itself, many died during its construction, and because of this the main road was called by camp prisoners “Blood Road” after the many prisoners who met their deaths during its construction. The prisoners also provide here unsettling documentation of the various horrors and torture methods employed by the various camp commanders, the cruelty of the kapos in the camp, the range of sadistic punishments practiced there, the various methods of execution, the inconceivable collective punishments used by the Nazis against prisoners who tried to escape and were caught, detailed descriptions of experiments the Nazis conducted on prisoners - horrifying experiments which led to loss of consciousness, irreversible disabilities, and death. Among others there are difficult descriptions of the sadistic abuse of prisoners who had already become disabled in the camp, and also the ways prisoners nevertheless succeeded in retaining human dignity and surviving until the end of the war, when many of their comrades did not survive the inferno.
The booklet is accompanied by harsh graphic photos of Dachau prisoners who could not withstand the torture and chose to commit suicide, corpses, the crematorium, prisoners executed under torture and more. On the cover is a black and white photo of prisoners murdered at Dachau with a red blood stain above them.
Rare. Only four listings in the global library catalog world cat, all in libraries in Germany.
47  p. Very good condition.